The EOH 702 Youth Job Creation Challenge seeks to galvanise corporate South Africa to help combat the country’s job crisis.
EOH and 702 calls on company CEOs to pledge a minimum of 3% of their workforce to learnership and internship programmes for unemployed youth.
Famous Brands SA has taken up the challenge and given 32 youth a chance at skills and employment. Nicola Sassenberg, national training manager at Famous Brands spoke to Xolani about how they are taking part in the EOH initiative.
We've taken on 32 interns this year through the EOH initiative, a very important initiative with the rate of unemployment in the country.— Nicola Sassenberg, National Training Manager at Famous Brands
We've sent all of learners on a management course, for a month in the classroom. After that month they'd be able to demonstrate and practice these skills in the workplace. We've also placed them in their chosen fields of specialty - like logistics, design, marketing, and operations.— Nicola Sassenberg, National Training Manager at Famous Brands
We take learners on for 12 months but we do have to retain as many of them as possible into the future. This is really just the beginning for us.— Nicola Sassenberg, National Training Manager at Famous Brands
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